|David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 min - TED.com|
In this highly personal talk from TEDMED, magician and stuntman David Blaine describes what it took to hold his breath underwater for 17 minutes -- a world record (only two minutes shorter than this entire talk!) -- and what his often death-defying work means to him. Warning: do NOT try this at home.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; biology; magic; medicine; performance; 2009
|Eric Mead: The magic of the placebo - TED.com|
Sugar pills, injections of nothing -- studies show that, more often than you'd expect, placebos really work. At TEDMED, magician Eric Mead does a trick to prove that, even when you know something's not real, you can still react as powerfully as if it is. (Warning: This talk is not suitable for viewers who are disturbed by needles or blood.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; entertainment; illusion; magic; medicine; play; science; 2009
|David Agus: A new strategy in the war on cancer - TED.com|
Too often, says David Agus cancer treatments have a short-sighted focus on individual cells. He suggests a new, cross-disciplinary approach, using atypical drugs, computer modeling and protein analysis to diagnose and treat the whole body.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; cancer; health; health care; medicine; technology; 2009
|Bill Davenhall: Your health depends on where you live - TED.com|
Where you live: It impacts your health as much as diet and genes do, but it's not part of your medical records. At TEDMED, Bill Davenhall shows how overlooked government geo-data (from local heart-attack rates to toxic dumpsite info) can mesh with mobile GPS apps to keep doctors in the loop. Call it "geo-medicine."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; health; health care; medicine; technology; 2009
|Aimee Mullins: The opportunity of adversity - TED.com|
The thesaurus might equate "disabled" with synonyms like "useless" and "mutilated," but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she shows how adversity -- in her case, being born without shinbones -- actually opens the door for human potential.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; activism; happiness; health; heroism; prosthetics; social change; society; 2009
|Ken Kamler: Medical miracle on Everest - TED.com|
When the worst disaster in the history of Mount Everest climbs occurred, Ken Kamler was the only doctor on the mountain. At TEDMED, he shares the incredible story of the climbers' battle against extreme conditions and uses brain imaging technology to map the medical miracle of one man who survived roughly 36 hours buried in the snow.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; adventure; biology; exploration; humanity; medicine; science; 2009
|Eric Topol: The wireless future of medicine - TED.com|
Eric Topol says we'll soon use our smartphones to monitor our vital signs and chronic conditions. At TEDMED, he highlights several of the most important wireless devices in medicine's future -- all helping to keep more of us out of hospital beds.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; disease; health; health care; medicine; technology; 2009
|Anthony Atala on growing new organs - TED.com|
Anthony Atala's state-of-the-art lab grows human organs -- from muscles to blood vessels to bladders, and more. At TEDMED, he shows footage of his bio-engineers working with some of its sci-fi gizmos, including an oven-like bioreactor (preheat to 98.6 F) and a machine that "prints" human tissue.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; biology; health; medicine; science; technology; 2009
|Dean Kamen: The emotion behind invention - TED.com|
Soldiers who've lost limbs in service face a daily struggle unimaginable to most of us. At TEDMED, Dean Kamen talks about the profound people and stories that motivated his work to give parts of their lives back with his design for a remarkable prosthetic arm.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; design; health; health care; medicine; prosthetics; technology; war; 2009
|Eric Dishman: Take health care off the mainframe - TED.com|
At TEDMED, Eric Dishman makes a bold argument: The US health care system is like computing circa 1959, tethered to big, unwieldy central systems: hospitals, doctors, nursing homes. As our aging population booms, it's imperative, he says, to create personal, networked, home-based health care for all.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; business; health; health care; science; technology; 2009
|Jamie Heywood: The big idea my brother inspired - TED.com|
When Jamie Heywood's brother was diagnosed with ALS, he devoted his life to fighting the disease as well. The Heywood brothers built an ingenious website where people share and track data on their illnesses -- and they discovered that the collective data had enormous power to comfort, explain and predict.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; collaboration; community; entrepreneur; health; health care; media; medicine; 2009